Angular Contact Ball Bearings
Angular contact ball bearings have inner and outer ring raceways that are displaced relative to each other in the direction of the bearing axis. This means that these bearings are designed to accommodate combined loads, i.e. simultaneously acting radial and axial loads.
The raceway of both inner and outer rings of Angular Contact Ball Bearings is designed to maintain a specific contact angle between the balls and raceways, in the radial plane.
Standard cage materials for this type are pressed steel, high strength brass or synthetic resin. In comparison to a Deep Groove Ball Bearing, Angular Contact type generally carries more number of rolling elements (balls), and is capable of sustaining radial, axial or composite loads.
Angular Contact Ball Bearings are classified into three sub-categories: